As it turns out, that will not happen.
Jones will be out for at least Miami’s first four games in 2022 as the Dolphins placed him on the reserve/physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.
Jones underwent offseason leg surgery in March. Jones had progressed to some change-of-direction movements while working on the side. But he apparently is not ready to progress to practicing with the team as the regular season begins.
A first-round pick in 2015, Jones has been with the Dolphins since signing with the team as a free agent in 2020. He started 16 games last year, recording 10 passes defensed and a forced fumble.
The Dolphins face the Patriots, Ravens, Bills, and Bengals in the first four weeks of the season.
Additionally, the Dolphins announced they’ve placed linebacker Brennan Scarlett on injured reserve. And the team has waived receiver Lynn Bowden Jr., tackle Larnel Coleman, receiver River Cracraft, offensive lineman Kellen Diesch, linebacker Cameron Goode, linebacker Porter Gustin, defensive tackle Benito Jones, offensive lineman Solomon Kindley, safety Verone McKinley III, receiver Braylon Sanders, tackle Kion Smith, defensive tackle Ben Stille, and receiver Preston Williams.